Today’s post isn’t about gardening and since the weather is forecast for strong winds and storms this weekend rather than trying to get into the gardens, I fancied a weekend inside concentrating on sewing 9my mending pile is enormous now) and cooking or maybe a bottle of pear wine with my girlfriends in the hot tub relaxing since this week has been pretty stressful for many of us. It is about brewing, of a sorts….
I’m not one for drinking coffee, I’m more of a tea person (milk and no sugar, I’m sweet enough thanks!) but after reading this article Could Coconut Oil In My Coffee Be The Key To My Weight Loss?via YogiApproved.com I thought I would give it a shot and try it for a week.
The oils help with satiety, keeping you feeling full for longer whilst the honey provides a quick energy boost along with the caffeine. The oils and fats are broken down over time releasing energy and helping to boost the metabolism. When using raw honey in bullet-proof style coffee you gain the added benefit of the enzymes, pollen and and immune boosting properties which honey contains*. Find out more about The Amazing Health Benefits Of Raw Honey by Natural Health Ezine and The Benefits of Raw Honey by Natural News.
I brewed my favorite vanilla flavored coffee for this or used whatever was left in the pot to make my Bulletproof Style coffee. I much prefer the flavored coffee version. I also used organic butter and organic coconut oil and a variety of honey.
Top Tip: It is better if you use unsalted butter; don’t mix the two up at 5 am like I did!
The honey I use is always raw honey; I tried a local Utah honey, one from a friend in Texas who keeps bees and Killer Bee Honey that I picked up in Tombstone, Arizona. The Texas honey worked well but the best for me is dark Wild Desert Killer Bee honey; the deeper dark honey flavors mixed well with the coffee bitterness where the lighter honeys are more floral and did not pair well for me. Besides, I like all the pollen, propolis and other good stuff in the Killer Bee Honey and it is the only way I will drink this style of coffee now; Killer Bullet-Proof!
How To Make Bullet-proof Style Coffee
From Left: Organic coconut oil, organic unsalted butter, Wild Desert Killer Bee Honey
To your large cup of coffee, add 1-2 teaspoons of honey (or to taste), 1 slightly heaped teaspoon coconut oil and 1 slightly heaped teaspoon of unsalted butter. Stir until the oils and fats have melted then drink.
I have found that I’m not as hungry during the mornings , I’m more alert on my morning commute and I lost 5 lbs this week….maybe I should make this before my evening commute too!
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